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tie-break

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Tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after every two points
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That strategy paid dividends as the youngster from Ukraine started making mistakes to allow Soylu to break back and force a deciding tie-breaker that she went on to win.
However Yasir's strong service proved took hot for Nomi Qamar to handle and he almost conceded 10-0 without winning a single points in the tie-breaker.
Two wins will make sure of a semi-final place while one win would at least guarantee a tie-breaker.
Both teams then found themselves locked on 131 points after 30 events, before Team USA won in a tie-breaker, with Halsall part of the European relay team who just missed out.
In the second semi-final played on Court 1, the pairs exchanged early breaks, after which they stayed on serve to leave the opening set to be decided in the tie-breaker, with Lindstedt-Zimonjic coming out on top.
The second set was an even tighter affair in which the two players could not be separated and so a tie-breaker was needed to decide the outcome.
Murray took out the match 7-5 6-7 6-2 7-6, with the final set going down to a tie-breaker, but the 25 year old persevered and was always looked to hold in the advantage against his opponent as he won 6-4.
The 23-year-old, whose base price was 100,000 dollars, went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when two teams-CSK and Deccan Chargers-bid the maximum (USD two million) for the Saurashtra player.
I was thinking about the tie-breaker and thinking he had the throw in the next leg.
Russia, a team that Bulgaria has rarely managed to beat in the past decade, is top of pool B with full points and better tie-breaker ratios.
In the super tie-breaker, we started well but they caught up.
NUNEATON seconds drew 2-2 away to Beechwood where Darren McHale and Matt Golby raced into the lead 6-0 against Beechwood first pair and then lost the second set 6-4 and won the championship tie-breaker 10-6 to clinch the first rubber.